Top Ten Most Socialist Countries

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The Top Ten

1 Norway Norway Norway, officially the Kingdom of Norway, is a sovereign and unitary monarchy whose territory comprises the western portion of the Scandinavian Peninsula plus the island Jan Mayen and the archipelago of Svalbard.

Every summer my family visits Norway - Catacorn

They're like the other Scandinavian countries but with a practically collectivized oil industry. I'm a social democrat, but that's close to pure socialism. - Caleb9000

2 Sweden Sweden Sweden, officially the Kingdom of Sweden, is a Scandinavian country in Northern Europe. ...read more.

How about "Sweden isn't for the swedes? " Or "Rape capital of Europe" The government cares nothing for its native people; only Muslims and blacks from Africa matter. Highest taxes and all money and programs are for those invaders. The government lies about crimes, brainwashed our youth. Being"islamaphobic" is a crime but Muslims raping swedes is ok as they are seldomly punished. Sweden is by far the worst on any list. Money for rapists but nothing for the victims.

Basically they think all the Nordic countries are the socialist countries, I think that is true.

You know they're moving away from failed socialist policies, right?

Everyone's favorite to point to. - Caleb9000

3 Denmark Denmark Denmark is a Scandinavian country in Europe. The southernmost of the Nordic countries, it is south-west of Sweden and south of Norway, and bordered to the south by Germany.

I also read some comparative survey reports indicating that since about 2-3 decades Danes have been showing the highest degree of happiness and satisfaction with life in the world. - Metal_Treasure

One of the strongest welfare states in the world, also said to be the happiest country on earth. - Caleb9000

4 Finland Finland

RE visitor comment: "how you're defining that", objective/subjective criteria, etc. I am not defining anything - these things are defined and measured by experts that know more than you and me. I just love reading.
These ARE objective criteria, each one having empirically measurable sub-criteria/indicators. Indicators are measured by credible international organizations. - Metal_Treasure

The least popular of the Scandinavian countries. - Caleb9000

"Political environment, education, and quality of life" are not "objective criteria," but subjective "criteria." As to "economic dynamism, " not sure how you're defining that, as Finland's per-capita GDP is at $41,000, while that of the U.S. is at $52,000, even with more than 90 million adults not
in the labor force, and tens of millions more "underemployed."

No, they don't "know more than you and me." Maybe you. You are submitting to the logical fallacy of the "argument from authority." Politics can NEVER be seen as "objective." If they were, you and I would not be having this argument. Education iquality is subjective, as not everyone agrees that education should be indoctrination, or the teaching of revisionism or otherwise useless information. Quality of life is about as subjective a determination as there is, e.g., You think life in a collectivist society where the rights of the individual are sacrificed to the state is just great. I think nothing could stink more. Who are these "credible international organizations" that you trust more than your common sense?

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5 Netherlands Netherlands

I live in the Netherlands and most people don't mind paying taxes. The Netherlands has a great taxing system which works great. Parents get money to take care of their children, eldery people get money so they can care for theirselves, and people without a job, or unable to work get money so they can stay alive. Schools are subsidized and offer great education, including international projects and exchanges. Taxes here work great and I love that the Netherlands is quite socialist.

Of course the "visitor" was "exaggerating." He was taking a poke at the way the uninformed exaggerate life in the mythical Utopian paradise. While the per-capita GDP of the Netherlands is roughly comparable to that of the U.S., workforce participation in the U.S. is below 50 percent, meaning the U.S. is FAR more productive on a per-capita basis. Further, the Netherlands' personal income tax rate is 52 percent, and its social security tax rate is over 28 percent, for a combined tax rate of over EIGHTY PERCENT. This is orders of magnitude above the average tax burden in America. The Dutch can get away with this because they are a tiny nation with a relatively homogenous demographic (which has little appreciation of true liberty), relatively little infrastructure, relatively low unemployment rate, and this is key-- they needn't spend many hundreds of billions maintaining that mighty Dutch military. NATO-- meaning the U.S.-- guarantees their security. And NO NATO country pays its "fair ...more

"80 percent tax". No, I don't want to pay that. I also don't have over 3,000,000 euros. - Caleb9000

A generally overlooked yet prosperous economy - Caleb9000

Look. Done bangin' my head against the wall, here. If you want to pay EIGHTY percent of your income in taxes, TWENTY-FIVE percent in taxes on everything you buy, and have government dictate every aspect of your being, cradle to grave... then by all means, get yourself some wooden shoes or Birkenstocks or whatever Dutch flower children wear, and hie yourself off to the Low Country. Bon voyage.

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6 France France France, officially the French Republic, is a sovereign state comprising territory in western Europe and several overseas regions and territories. The European part of France, called metropolitan France, extends from the Mediterranean Sea to the English Channel and the North Sea, and from the Rhine to ...read more.

Greatest healthcare system in the world - Caleb9000

7 Canada Canada Canada is a country in North America that is next to the United States, and it's the 2nd largest country in the world (size is 9.985 million kmĀ²). This country has 10 provinces, and 3 territories. Canada became a dominion on July 1, 1867. Its 10 provinces are: Ontario, British Columbia, Quebec, Alberta, ...read more.

It's like USA, but better

Yes. And keep your Marxism on your own side of the border.

8 Venezuela Venezuela Venezuela, officially the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, is a federal republic located on the northern coast of South America. V 1 Comment
9 New Zealand New Zealand

Possibly the poorest, but as wealth poors in faster, the economy improves. - Caleb9000

10 Costa Rica Costa Rica Costa Rica, officially the Republic of Costa Rica, is a country in Central America, bordered by Nicaragua to the north, Panama to the southeast, the Pacific Ocean to the west, the Caribbean Sea to the east, and Ecuador to the south of Cocos Island.

Poor due to lack of money and rain forest bulldozing, but functions better than the rest of Central America in economic prosperity terms. - Caleb9000

The Contenders

11 North Korea North Korea The Democratic People's Republic of Korea, also known as North Korea, is a country in Eastern Asia. Its capital is Pyongyang. It is currently ruled by the dictator Kim Jong-Un, after inheriting the title from his father, Kim Jong-Il, who inherited it from his father, Kim Il-Sung. ...read more.
12 Laos Laos Laos, officially the Lao People's Democratic Republic (LPDR), or commonly referred to its colloquial name of Muang Lao is a landlocked country in the heart of the Indochinese peninsula of Mainland Southeast Asia, bordered by Myanmar (Burma) and China to the northwest, Vietnam to the east, Cambodia to ...read more.
13 Cuba Cuba Cuba, officially the Republic of Cuba, is a sovereign state comprising the island of Cuba as well as Isla de la Juventud and several minor archipelagos.
14 Bolivia Bolivia Bolivia, officially known as the Plurinational State of Bolivia, is located in western-central South America.
15 Nicaragua Nicaragua Nicaragua, officially the Republic of Nicaragua, is the largest country in the Central American isthmus.
16 Ecuador Ecuador Ecuador, officially the Republic of Ecuador, is a representative democratic republic in northwestern South America, bordered by Colombia on the north, Peru on the east and south, and the Pacific Ocean to the west.
17 Angola Angola
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